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and 8:00 in the evening in beijing where president obama has ended his first day on chinese soil. tuesday will see a meeting with president who jintao. in his pronouncements so far we have a clue of president obama's approach. the two countries, he says, are -- are not destined to be adversaries. but in a question and answer session with young people in shanghai he did not duck the issue of individual rights and freedoms, saying they are universal. >> in china, this is not the kind of policy they are used to. the president prepared to discuss and debate with students live on tv. >> it is a great honor -- >> he started with an assurance that the u.s. wanted to work with china. >> we did not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but w also don't believe that the principles thate stand for are unique to our nation's. more is to be gained one great powers cooperate and when they collide. please. >> but the questions, when they came, were pretty gentle. he responded with cautious, careful replies. sidestepping an opportunity to speak out strongly on china's huma
controversial prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, two months away, will not be met. president obama has confirmed the commitment that he made so publicly came to office will not be fulfilled in time. jonathan beall is at guantanamo bay. >> the reason for the delay is still filtering through. we do not know if the detainees have been informed, but the military commanders are aware. it does not come as a huge surprise because they know that president obama wanted to close it. they know there has been a huge obstacle in the way, the biggest one, where the put the detainees instead? there are still 200. where will they go, where will they be tried? these questions are still to be resolved. it is interesting to note there has been, we are told, an improvement in the mood, that there are less attacks on guards and that 70% of detainees are allowed to live communally for 20 hours per day. that is in part because they know that it is closure of the camp, they know the decision will be made about the future. we're still in the dark as to what will happen to the detainees. five will be transferred. it will
the first state visit in the obama era. they protest against the evacuating settlements in the west bank. a cadre of the faithful. the 2.5 million muslims pray the threat from swine flu and descend on the holy city. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, a midday in london, where the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war has begun. former prime minister tony blair's decision to support the invasion of iraq in 2003 was highly divisive at the time, and continues to generate controversy. the central accusation is that the british government misled the public about the threat waged by saddam as sayihussein. >> the iraq inquiry was set up to identify the lessons that should be learned from the u.k. involvement in iraq to help future governments that may face similar situations. to do this, we need to establish what happened. we are pieces in this together from the evidence we are collected from documents, were from those who have firsthand experience. we will need to evaluate what went well and what did not and why. my colleagues and i come to this task with open minds. we are apolitical. we are
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> this week's headlines, president obama taking a tour of asia hoping to secure a partnership with china, the world's next superpower. after being sworn in for a second term, the president says afghan forces will take control of security in five years. the australian prime minister says sorry to some australians. and stargazing in europe. ♪ hello and welcome to this week's review of the major stores around the world. this week president obama went on a tour of asia showing how important washington feels it is to build relationships. he met in singapore. he used the occasion to make a personal appeal of a leader. they raised the issue directly with a general. >> a year ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release ofhe democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial statement of the meet
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> barack obama says the u.s. and china can cooperate, but he delivers an uncomfortable message, too, about free speech. on patrol with the police in mexico as the drug a situation has its deadliest days. and we may need to triple aid to our culture. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- [banjo plays] on the road again, this time to deliver her memoirs. but there -- but is there more to just -- to this than just plugging a book? and at an exhibit with an important message. ♪ president obama's visit to china is arguably his most significant official trip yet. a day into it, he has stressed again that the u.s. and china and need not be adversaries, that the world would benefit from their cooperation. and in a town hall style event live on tv, he told chinese students that free-speech is a universal right. when he died with china's president -- president -- when he dined with china's president, his message was more diplomatic. >> he is here to say welcome to the rise of a new power in the east, barack obama wants china as a part
away and it will not be met. president obama said that the commitment that he made cannot be fulfilled in time. >> it was one of the obama administration's earlier promises, close the prison that they called gtmo by his first term in office -- by his first year in office. 10 inmates are being brought to trial,ive of them in new york. the president was asked if he understood why some americans found this offensive. >> i don't think it is offensive at all when he is convicted and when the death penalty is applied. what i am clear about is that i have complete confidence in the american people and our legal traditions. >> there are still 215 people being held in guantanamo bay. some have been cleared of wrongdoing but no countries have been forthcoming in taking them. some of them will be tried at a federal court in manhattan including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed. detainees could end up being sent to a prison in rural illinois. thedministration's top lawyer went to capitol hill to brush aside questions. >> did khalid sheikh mohammed make the same statement in his military proce
, by contrast, foxnews.com says the a.p. didn't bother checking either one of barack obama's books. what is behind this double standard? my next guest is somebody who knows a great deal about the media and has even spent time with governor sarah palin on the campaign trail. let's take a look. >> when i was asked to come out here to all of you and introduce the governor today, i was, of course, incredibly honored. but let's be honest. i was really excited just to be able to talk for five minutes without getting interrupted. and let me tell you this -- when it gets hot in the kitchen, the governor may be from alaska, but she can take the heat. sean: we're now happy to be joined by the author of "the g free diet, a gluten free survival guide." she is the emmy award-winning host of abc's "the view," the one and only lids bet hasselbeck. i love the show. i watch it all the time. >> not everybody does. sean: at least it's a rosie-free zone. >> sean, you're bad, but indeed, it is. sean: you said you watched the interview last night with sarah palin. >> i did. sean: i was with you when you gave
alaska governor, president obama's political group, organizing for america, is now waging war against her. now, according to abc news, they sent a letter to supporters asking for donations that will help them "push back against sarah palin who they call dangerous." it sounds loik president obama is -- like president obama is worried he may have some competition in the future. joining us with reaction it all of this, fox news anchor, analyst, kimberly guilfoyle and columnist s.e. cupp. ben nelson is going to go along with it. mary landrieu, according to jonathan karl, abc reporting, there is $100 million specific provision just for louisiana. i think she's gone. they bought her vote. prove me wrong. >> she got a much bigger bag to carry the loot. the $100 million on the taxpayers that we're going to have to pay to get this to go through. sean: can you imagine? they need her vote so bad they put in a provision just for louisiana. $100 million of your dollars. so the question is, is this not the moral equivalent of bribery? >> well, it is. it's pretty dirty stuff. but i'm hoping that -- ben
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
world news." >> barack obama says the u.s. and chinacan cooperate, b he delivers an uncomfortae mesge, too, aut free speech. on patrol with the police in mexicos the drug a siation has s deadliest days. anwe may need t triple aid to our culture. welcomeo "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- anjo plays] on the road againthis time to deliver her memoi. but there -- but is ther more to jt -- to this than just plugging a book? and at an exhibitwith an important message. ♪ presidentbama's visit to china is arguab his most siificant officia trip yet. a day into it, he has stresd again thatthe u.s. and chi and need not be adversarie that the wod would benefit from their cooperation. and in a town hall styl event live o tv, he told chinese students thatree-speech is a universal right. when he died with china' president -- president --hen he dined wit china's president, his ssage was moreiplomatic. >> he is here to say lcome to the rise of a new power in the eat, barack oba wantshina as a partner, t our arrival. -- not a rival. today, took a message to china, something tt china -- h
." >> barack obama says the u.s. and china can cooperate, delivering an important message about free speech. the drugs were brings one of the deadliest days in mexico. a warning from the un to feed the growing world population, we may need to triple aid for agriculture. welcome to bbc world news. coming up later -- on the road again, this time to promote memoirs, sarah palin dishes the dared, but is there more than just plugging a book? an unusual exhibit with an important message. >> president obama's visit to china is arguably the most significant trip yet. he stressed the u.s. and china need not be adversaries, that the world would benefit from cooperation. live on tv and online, he has told chinese students that free speech is a universal right. from beijing -- >> he is here to say america out welcomes the rise of a new power in the east. barack obama once china as a partner, not a rival. today, he took his message direct to china's people, something it china's leaders never do. a public forum with students in shanghai. the white house wanted it is shown live on tv nationwide,. >> we do
: the race could not be tighter. president obama won in new jersey by 15 points last year. now incumbent governor jon corzine is in a dead heat with his republican challenger chris christie. there is no mistaking how high the political mistakes are. the president campaigned for course 93 times. former new york mayor rudy giuliani was there as well. is the star power paying off for either of the candidates? >> in the latest polls that came out yesterday, and does not look like anyone got a significant advantage. 9 and jon corzine or chris christie. -- neither jon corzine or chris christie. you mentioned the governor had some campaigning with the president. they talk about being partners together. of course, the president got this state by 15 points last year, and the white house is heavily invested in making sure that it remains blue. the republicans have called in big names like rudy giuliani. he has stayed in the race, something that is not very easy to do here in new jersey. both candidates remain confident about their chances of winning, but so far the poles are in a dead -- polls are
someone paid for it. >>> hey there, thanks for joining us. this is hln. president obama is on his way to china right now, the third stop of his tour in asia. earlier today he covered ground covering ground with a new negotiation agreement with russia. they're looking to replace the nuclear treaty that expires next month. president obama said things look good. >> in our first meeting when i traveled to moscow, we arrived at an understanding that it made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators made progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it, we should be able to get that done. >> president obama and the russian leader also talked about iran. president obama said time is running out for tehran to do something about its nuclear program. u.s. and russia will keep pushing iran and there are other options if that fails, but he didn't offer any details. >>> p
with me are most welcome. >> a test of the national mood and obama's influence a year on. democrats face the voters in virginia and new jersey. bosnian-serb leader carriage says he will appear at his trial for the first time. and it is back to about it as the venezuelan capital struggles to cope with what her rationing. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon and afghan capital kabul where president karzai nearly confirmed for another term promise to change its ways. in his first public statement since the second round of voting was canceled mr. karzai pledged to root out the corruption that did so much to undermine his presidency so far, something president obama is said to have demanded as he decides whether to send extra troops to afghanistan there mr. karzai also said he will welcome all of those who wants to work with him in a new government. it is not clear whether that is the government of national unity that some are calling for. >> political paralysis over -- at last time karzai supporters can celebrate his reelection. but the new president
challenger chris christie. president obama and gop members also up for the garden state campaign. next, the race in virginia is also attracting attention because obama turned that state last year. democrats hope to keep it in their column. we will have more in a minute. now to new york state, where there has been a lot of action in the 23rd district, which traditionally vote republican. from seattle to miami, there are racists for mares -- races for mayor. now let's get you back to richmond with chief political correspondent carl cameron. mcdonnell has a comfortable lead in the polls. how confident is he this morning? >> first, polls generally in the first few days before the election become increasingly meaningless. it is obviously preceded by a weekend, but most pollsters will tell you their numbers are too hard to be reliable, and all the activities are there. this has been a race in which the republican has made a big issue of the obama administration and the agenda in washington. bob mcdonnell made the point that he thought the national debate across the potomac at the capitol and
." >> more american influence in asia as president obama begins his first tour of the continent as the u.s. leader with talks in japan. the militants to attack -- strikes again, after a bombing in pakistan. the british prime minister talk about what america the allies could provide. and the beautiful game turned ugly. bond era it is that the stone- throwing crowd as they meet egypt for a key world cup qualifier. it is 7:00 in washington. barack obama is beginning his push for a bigger american role in asia and in japan, coming to the end of a busy day on his first asian tour as u.s. president. he has been holding talks with the japanese prime minister, trying to smooth ties between the two longtime allies. from tokyo, here is our correspondent. >> president obama arrived in japan still a dependable friend of the u.s. but more assertive than before. this is only the second time in half a century that an american president has had to deal with a prime -- japanese prime minister not from the liberal party. once a different relationship, -- yukio hatoyama once an equal relationship. >> there
, president obama is now in japan. while he's there he won't be venturing outside tokyo. >> and that's not what many japanese wanted to hear. especially in the city that has the name the president has. margaret connelly reports from obama city, japan. >> reporter: far from the bustling city of tokyo, a five-hour journey by train is a coastal town along the sea of japan. now famous for its name. from street banners and taxis to obscure souvenirs, this town reaches out to the president from the other side of the world. at obama city hall, the mayor shows us correspondence with the white house. photographs and notes of thanks from the president and michelle for the city's gifts and letters. mayor says it's not a one-way thing. featured on this chocolate cake box along with slogans for world peace. the president and i have the same face, he says, the only difference is the hairstyle. people say we have the same ears. in this port town of 30,000 people fishing has long been the main industry. increasingly the people in this town are cashing in on the obama name. and there's even a place t
>>> finish the fight. president obama vows to get the job done in afghanistan. tough ticket. the first family holds the first white house state dinner. and strip club dad, an indiana man loses his truck and his son after some adult entertainment. >> just when you think you hear it all, you've got another report of something like this. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm karen brown in for michelle gielan. it was the hottest ticket of the year in washington. president obama's first state dinner as president. the president honors india's prime minister in a lavish tent set-up on the white house south lawn. >> reporter: they rolled out the red carpet and plenty of white house glamour at the obama's first state dinner. dressed to the nines, president obama and the first lady welcomed indian prime minister manmohan singh and his wife. and later, during the president's toast, he emphasized the u.s.'s important relationship with india. >> the future that beckons all of us. let's
, three boxes full. box number one, as we wait for president obama's decision for a correction in afghanistan, that country's president promises to stamp out corruption. good luck. but can the man who some call derisively the mayor of cobble -- kabul deliver. another threatening move from north korea as it tries to bully the united states into accepting its terms for nuclear negotiation. the country says it could soon build another atomic bomb. we will talk to an expert about what the latest move could mean. and box number three, the last thing heard from three missing college students was that police -- what police called hysterical phone calls. coming up, the latest in the search for the young women and why police are having such a hard time figuring out where to start looking for them. that is all ahead on "studio b." fox news is america's election headquarters. it is the first tuesday after the first monday in the month of october, and that means for many americans, it is election day today, and we have coverage of all of the important going on around the country, three in
: president obama wrapping up a trip to new jersey to support john improper design's bid. -- jon corzine. now running neck and neck with gop challenge chris christy. garden state is just one of two major gubernatorial show downs. the other one is in virginia where republican bob mack donl holds a substantial lead. we'll check on that raise with karl cameron but first, let's head to new jersey where we find julie that is following all the action there. >> reporter: the white house wants a big win in intelligence and obama camp isn't just sitting back this tight, important race in the final hours. you saw the live video. obama carried new jersey by 20 points. president is working to get out of the vote for jon corzine who? trouble in this tight race. push by mr. obama is aimed at energizing the base in new jersey, especially african-american voters who helped obama win the white house introducing the president as his partner and friend and hero and vowing his famous campaign slogan. >> a year ago, new jersey went to the polls just like we're going on tuesday, right? and we said, yes, we can. [
president obama with the presidency. this year, they clearly went for republican. if last night's republican sweep was any indication, democrats may have their work cut out for them in 2010. >> i am ready to go to work to serve you and to help lead virginia for the next four years. >> reporter: for the first time in eight years, virginia voters elected a gop candidate as their governor. bob mcdonald cruised to a landslide victory, but the big shocker came in the country's other race. >> hey, new jersey, we did it. >> reporter: former federal prosecutor chris christy snagged the governor seat in new jersey, becoming the first republican to do so in more than a decade and beating out jon corzine. >> we will work hard together to make sure that the transition is smooth, that we are able to do everything that serves the people of this great state. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail himself to try to give deeds and corzine a boost. despite the double losses, more than half the voters in both states said the president had nothing to do with their decision. >> i think it's a refere
being held. it is also where the five were being tried by a military court. the obama administration rejected to the way some evidence was obtained. the president spoke out against torture and says a federal trial will be fair. >> khalid sheikh mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. the american people insist on it and my administration insists on it. >> it makes little sense to these people. they listen to khalid sheikh mohammed in this military court room as he boasted for being behind the attack of 9/11. they lost their son christopher, a firefighter, in the twin towers. they are angry about the decision. >> he is very dangerous. i do not want them near my grandchildren or near anybody's children. >> president obama is transferring detainee's will bring an end to guantanamo but there is still strong opposition against bringing terrorist suspects to the u.s. mainland. >> there was always going to be a bitter clash between the football rivals, but the governing body has written guarantees about the safety of the algerian team. they say four members of thei
president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one which deals with the corps policy challenges for the future. namely, what temperature increase are we prepared to sustain in the future? what targets do we need from the major developed economies around the world?
of police firing tear gas at anti-government demonstrators and making several arrests. >>> president obama has a message for iran on this, the anniversary of that well-known hostage crisis. >> in a statement the president says iran needs to choose between focusing on the past or moving toward a brighter future. >> laura setrakian is in the mideast with a look at u.s./iran relations. good morning, lara. >> reporter: good morng, jeremy and vinita. when iranian students stormed the u.s. embassy, taking 63 americans hostage, they drove a wedge into u.s./iranian relations that's lasted more than 30 years. for 444 days the crisis continued. the hostage-takers called their captives guests of the ayatollah. they celebrated the embassy takeover as a victory against imperialism and the american super power. every year on the 4th of november iran's government commemorates the event with rallies against the u.s., the great satan in the eyes of the islamic revolution. this year the scene is more complicated. iran's government is railing against america while it publicly negotiates with the u.s. over it
presidente barack obama lograra el triunfo, fueron elecciones muy reÑidas. en nueva jersey ha ganado chris christie. el partido demÓcrata pierde el cargo despuÉs de 12 aÑos en la gobernatura. en los resultados de virginia, el partido republicano obtuvo el 59% de la mano de mcdonnell. en nueva york bloomberg fue el ganador, es una reÑida competencia, pero serÍa la la tercera oportunidad en que bloomberg va a ganar la alcaldÍa. >> una mala noche para el partido demÓcrata en nueva jersey y virginia. un estado crucial en la victoria de para barack obama. >> los retos no desaparecen porque no obtuvimos los resultados que querÍamos, dice en su discurso de derrota. pidiÓ a los miembros de su partido que no se dieran por vencidos. los republicanos buscan reconstruirse luego de perder las elecciones nacionales en el 2006 y 2008. los independientes puede ser mÁs conservadores, porque el partido republicano ha movilizado a sus bases a salir a votar. >> en nueva jersey, el candidato demÓcrata que enfrentÓ una gran crisis fue derrotado por su opositor christie. en la ciudad de miami, tomÁ
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, president obama's political group, organizing for america, is now waging war against her. now, according to abc news, they sent a letter to supporters asking for donations that will help them "push back against sarah palin who they call dangerous." it sounds loik president obama is -- like president obama is worried he may have some competition in the future. joining us with reaction it all of this, fox news anchor, analyst, kimberly guilfoyle and columnist s.e. cupp. ben nelson is going to go along with it. mary landrieu, according to jonathan karl, abc reporting, there is $100 million specific provision just for louisiana. i think she's gone. they bought her vote. prove me wrong. >> she got a much bigger bag to carry the loot. the $100 million on the taxpayers that we're going to have to pay to get this to go through. sean: can you imagine? they need her vote so bad they put in a provision just for louisiana. $100 million of your dollars. so the question is, is this not the moral equivalent of bribery? >> well, it is. it's pretty dirty stuff. but i'm hoping that -- ben nelson did say t
obama landed in china this morning. earlier today he covered ground ne goerting a new nuclear agreement with russia. they're working to replace the start to nuclear treaty that expires next month, and the president says things look good. >> in our first meeting when i traveled to moscow, we arrived at an understanding that it made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators have made excellent progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and be able to sign a deal before the end of the deal. and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urur jenscy about it, we should be able to get it done. >> the two leaders also talked about iran, obama said time is running fout out for tehran doing something about their nuclear program. >>> president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics, but he's bringing some tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois.
to fall. >> president obama and the south korean president have urged north korea to return to international nuclear negotiations, and return for substantial economic aid. following talks in the south korean capital, mr. obama says the u.s. was ready to support the north if it ended its nuclear weapons program. >> music to a visiting presidents years. after the foreign policy challenges elsewhere on this tour of asia, south korea, the final stop, offered mr. obama a warm welcome and an easy ride. the message was clear. two longstanding allies united against a north korean nuclear threat. ith both leaders expressing restoration that years of disarmament talks have so far come to nothing. >> the thing i want to emphasize is that president lee and i both agreed on the need to break the pattern thahas existed in the past. in which north korea the haines and a provocative fashion -- behaves in a provocative fashion, is than willing to return to talks, and then leaves the talks seeking further concessions and there is never actually any progressn the core issues. >> can this isola
. >> the u.s. government is so heavily in debt to china, some have seen president obama's trip to china as going to see his banker. they spent two hours together to agree to cooperate on the climate change, economic problems, and nuclear proliferation. no breakthroughs. >> side-by-side, america's president and china's. a superpower and its rising rival. ♪ they are increasingly block instead, their economies in twined. they said the challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these two nations, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases agreed to push for climate change in copenhagen next month. >> much still separates them, too. president obama is easy with a free press, but china is not. no questions were allowed. >> our aim in the copenhagen is not a political declaration but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and has immediate of fax. >> he then raised the sensitive subject of >>tibet. the chinese president hinted at chinese irritation that america is trying to protect its markets. >> i stressed to president obama that our two countrie
of warlords. >> bounce back -- republican celebrate election victories. they say it is a vote against obama's liberal agenda. a rally on the 30th anniversary of the u.s. embassy siege in tehran but there are clashes with opponents of t regime. a new diplomatic front -- burma's military welcomes american officials and brings aung san suu kyi into the public eye. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 430 p m in the afternoon in the afghanistan province where british forces suffered the deadliest day since combat operations began -- 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon in the afghanistan province. five soldiers shot dead by an afghan policeman. that's tragic news comes on a day former british minister published a criticism of britain's role in afghanistan and one down to play into the wider debate about the afghan project. >> the injured being helped in the aftermath. now entering the afghan police is a key role for british troops, along side of our other operations. the troops caught up in the attack were living side-by-side with their trainees at the checkpoint. an area where the taliban
how a wealthy washington area couple crashed president obama's first white house state dinner with no ticket at all. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> reporter: well-known on the d.c. social register for their activities on the party circuit. how did this husband and wife manage to talk their way into the president's state dinner honoring india's prime minister on it tuesday evening? that's the big question around washington. secret service spokesman ed donovan said the president was never in any danger and that the party crashers went through the same security screening as the more than 300 people who were actually invited to the dinner. but the fact that they made it in at all raises serious questions about security. >> they are totally overloaded. they bow to pressure from the white house or from candidates to just let people in. >> reporter: the salahis posted pictures on their facebook fan page. mooik and he will posed with vice president joe biden, the mayor of washington, d.c. and other dignitaries and stars at the ept. they were in the same room with the president and the fir
be a nazi germany's last major war crimes trial. >> if anyone cannot i am at that time. >> president obama announces hi strategy for afghanistan. britain confirmed it is sending 500 more troops. of low for global investors. -- a blow for global investors concerning the debts of dubai world. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded aroun
, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. it is a decision that the americans hope will lend momentum to the negotiations to limit greenhouse emissions. they hope the trip will help america's image. they hope that obama's america will be a central player in the treaty. it does not seem likely the treaty will emerge from copenhagen. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen could take the world towards a climate change treaty next year. >> we have just two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen. it is essential that all countries to what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confro
. >>> the white house says president obama is ready to announce his new afghanistan strategy within days. but will his decision which took months to make cost him politically? bill plant has more on that. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. the long wait is over. the president has made his decision on afghanistan. and he'll tell the nation about it mix week. last night's session with his war council is 1k3eg9ed to be the final one before the president announces both an afghanistan surge and an exit strategy. >> i characterized a decent part of it as not just how we get people there, but what's the strategy forgetting them out. >> reporter: the u.s. commander in afghanistan jp stanley mcchrystal has recommended 40,000 additional troops. many military officials expect mcchrystal to get most but not all of the requested troops. tween 20,000 and for 30,000. a new cbs news poll shows 69% of americans think the war is going badly. and only 36% believe more u.s. troops would make things better. >> we've been at this since 2003. we have spent a lot of money, we've lo
means a very big change for one of the shuttle's crew. >>> president obama will announce his new plan for a troop increase in afghanistan tuesday, plus new information on what he might be saying. the troops who may get called to deploy as soon as the end of next month. >> it's like christmas every day. >> this man is a freegan. we'll tell you exactly what that term means. you're watching hln. i'm richelle carey. black friday is in full swing. stores are offering any number of door buster deals to get you and other bargain hunters to open up your wallets. early birds hit some stores on thanksgiving and more retailers opened at midnight. people are snapping up deals, practical gifts and hard-to-find items as well. laptops, cameras, flat panel tvs, gps devices are flying off the shelves. retailers are hoping this season will be the reseverse of last yr which was one of the worst in decades. by tradition black friday is the day shoppers would push stores into profitability for the year, but many customers say they are watching their budget. >> we got here at like 2 a.m. she wanted to brin
obama's socialist program and health care in the lower 48, and i can't do that physically without leaving alaska to go to the lower 48, and, therefore, i'm not doing justice to my people by drawing a salary as governor, and i'm not doing justice to the american people by not going to the lower 48 to fight these fights. but she missed that chance. she said something that i still can't understand. >> so what would you say at this point, dealing with the reality? >> i would tray to use that explanation to catch up. but the media tried to portray her as a flake, and by quitting she's acting like a flake. she's the only governor to roe sign without going to jail. -- to resign without going to jail. sean: why do you think she's hated as much as she is? why did she become such a target? >> because the democratic party extensionly relies on the women vote and they'd like to think that there is no such thing as a republican woman, but there is, and there's no sup thing as a big national republican woman and sarah palin is that. sean: her base loves her. i've been out on the road with her.
that president obama signed last january was way too small. the economy needs a second big infusion. conservative-leaning economists say no. they say it has been wasteful and ineffectual and harmful because it adds to the nation's debt. it says the legislation is helping an economy in a free- fall to grow again and shed fewer jobs that would otherwise have been shed. they say it is roughly on track. they want to avoid cutting teachers, police officers, and other workers. there is more on this story. we will read more but we want your thoughts on the need of a second stimulus package. we are asking you if you think it is a worthy step. you have an opinion on that, please call us. one more story -- this is talking about the jobless rate that was mentioned in the front- page piece. this is a bloomberg news story that you can find in "the new york times." it says that the unemployment rate fell in 10 states including massachusetts, where it declined to 8.9%, new hampshire dropped to 6.9% and west virginia which fell to 8.5%. the number of states with at 10% unemployment held at 14 last month. the sta
obama weighed out the pros and cons in afghanistan he received a big warning against doing so. an elite diplomatic cable ambassador carl iken bree said it would be wrong to send anymore because of the crew corruption in the afghan government. he is a command they are in afghanistan so he knows what he's talking about. >> it is his most agonizing decision to date, whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. where over 800 have already died. in his search for an answer, the president's leaving no stone unturned. over the past month he's held eight separate meetings of his war council. meetings that have already lasted 24 hours. slow but a deliberate process behind closed doors. >> private views are coming now public. a memo from america's ambassador to kabul. carl iken barry warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in handling corruption, more proof that the president's advisors are split. >> his cabinet is divided. it's taken him a long time to come to this decision and tchaurg time the war -- democrats and those on the left. >>
. president obama and hu jintao agreed together are several world problems. they appear to be in harmony on everything from climate change to economic recovery. oth issues covere by the two include climate change and human rights. >>two leaders, one superpower, and the other superpower in the making. when these twocountries come together the world listens. and they are the most energy- ngry countries in the oil into that a climate change d is still possible. >> we agreed to expand our cooperation on climate change, energy, and the environment, and decided to act on the basis of common bit different responsibilities and consistent with our different capabilities to work with other parties concerned toelp produce positive outcomes from the copenhagen conference. >> china has become america's banker. they spent billions of dollars in u.s. govement bonds. thanks for the help, said president obama. >> the u.s. welcomes china's efforts in playing a greater role on the world's stage, a role in which a growing economy is joined by growing responsibilities. so far china's partnership has proved c
conclude that operations against rebels in condo have failed. a defining partnership with india, obama looks to events since his inauguration. two million pilgrims converged in mecca. the campaign to get tourists in sicily to spend the money in crime-free places. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington. the democratic republic of congo -- the most united nations peacekeeping operations have failed to deal with the ongoing crisis. an internal report leaks to the bbc that a major operation supported by the un has not only failed to ask the group, but has made the crisis far worse. peter has just returned from the region. >> the eastern democratic republic of congo is not supposed to look like this anymore. earlier this year the military with the backing of peacekeepers from the un had an offensive to crush rebels and calmed the region. instead eight agencies say tt it has led to more miserable camps, more rape and suffering than ever before. >> we have nothing left says one former. when there is gunfire you do not have time to take your belongings. >> now according to an internal u.n. report the m
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